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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Matthew Allen

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Based in London, Matthew Allen is Global Head of Financial Services Dispute and Investigations. The team is made up of over 275 lawyers worldwide and is able to mobilise dedicated resource on a scale, and at a speed, which few can match.

Matthew advises and co-ordinates teams advising and supporting some of the world’s biggest investment and commercial banks, funds, reinsurers, corporates and trading houses. His practice covers:

  • Domestic and international litigation, arbitration and ADR; 
  • Contentious regulatory work; 
  • International inquiries and investigations; 
  • Strategic advice on issues of governance, compliance and legal/regulatory risk.

Recent experience includes acting on complex disputes and investigations in the following markets:

  • Funds and wealth management; 
  • Structured finance; 
  • Derivatives, including interest rate swaps; 
  • Fixed income, currencies and commodities; 
  • Corporate and trade finance; 
  • Global property and casualty reinsurance.

What others say:

“Client focused and user-friendly. Matthew is a clever guy and he works hard for us”
Morgan Stanley

"Very enthusiastic and engaged. He is hiring good people and geting some great mandates"

“Efficient and responsive, he understands our business and the risks we face”

“Demonstrates a good ability to think around problems”
HSBC Global Markets

Phoenix Group Holdings

"We could not think more highly of Matthew. He understands what we want and delivers it, working hard and incredibly fast"
Vitol SA

“Matthew and his team are more commercially savvy than other law firms, more approachable, and easier to contact”
Rogge Global Partners PLC

"Matthew was able to gain the confidence of the business people to whom I report and challenge them on the issues. Very impressive"
Hermes Fund Managers

"Matthew was very good in everything he did"
Schroders plc

"The quality of service and the quality of advice from Matthew is very good. He always looks after the best interests of the client"
Scor Global P&C

"Matthew is a very clever man and he seemed to know his subject very well"
Liberty Mutual

"Understated but confident in his approach"
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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP hired Jake McQuitty, a former head of investigations and enforcement EMEA at Barclays, from TLT. The 'down-to-earth and pleasant-to-deal-with team' covers all aspects of contentious civil, criminal and regulatory work for the firm’s major financial institution client base; in a long-running matter, Andrew Legg continued to defend Law Debenture Trust Corporation against litigation issues arising from its involvement as a bond trustee in five sets of bonds issued in the 1980s by various Bell Group companies; the case involves complex issues of statutory and contractual interpretation. Matthew Allen’s dispute experience includes structured products, derivatives and complex banking disputes; and David Flack, who is 'a good technical lawyer with commercial experience and pragmatism', is experienced in all aspects of wholesale and retail banking litigation and regulatory investigations work. Jennifer Miles and Mariafrancesca De Leo are also highly rated.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has ‘excellent technical breadth and experience’ and stands out for its expertise in claims against insurance brokers, accountants and pension advisers. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, Aon, HCC International Insurance Company, KPMG, XL Catlin and Lockton Companies are among its clients. Claire Carroll regularly defends claims brought against pensions professionals, trustees and advisers, and is acting for a global consultancy and the trustee of one of its occupational pension schemes in a potential professional negligence claim in relation to the possible overpayment of tax-free lump sums to more than 100 members of an occupational pension scheme. Practice head Simon Brooks, who has a ‘good understanding of the law and a common-sense approach to legal issues’, is experienced in claims against insurance brokers, lawyers, accountants and construction professionals. Matthew Allen handles claims involving finance professionals and Paula Gaddum is active across claims involving accountants, solicitors, construction professionals and brokers. Jennifer Miles and Frank Thompson are also key members of the team, as are principal associates Kate Hill and Christopher Ives, who is based in Manchester, and senior associate Naz Gauri.

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